From Rhodes' Perspective
Rhodes Memorial sits on the foothills of Devil’s Peak and is a beautiful monument to one of Cape Town’s most famous businessmen, Cecil John Rhodes. The view of the city and sprawling suburbs from the temple-style monument is simply stunning. It is easy to imagine the wealth that Rhodes amassed during his time was even greater than that of today’s billionaires, when you look out from this viewpoint. He owned a massive amount of land on the Cape, including (the now) University of Cape Town campus and Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens.
Near the back of the parking lot, there are relatively easy hiking trails around the contour of the mountain leading on your right towards the City Bowl or on your left to Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens. There is also a small restaurant at the monument, if you are looking for a quick bite to eat before or after your hike. Entrance to the Rhodes Memorial is free.